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World oldest travel group collapses, tourists stranded in Africa

British global travel group Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation according BBC report, leaving thousands of tourists in Africa and around the world worried.

Reuters reported that some British tourists in Tunisia, were on Saturday night stopped them leaving their hotel for several hours over concerns about payment by their holiday operator Thomas Cook.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority says the tour operator has “ceased trading so all Thomas Cook flights are now cancelled”.

The company’s website which was updated, now only carries a notification of its immediate liquidation, but its Wikipedia page shows that it operates its own airlines and hotels.

The world’s oldest travel company is said to currently have 600,000 people in various tour destinations, which includes Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

The tour operator’s failure puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, the BBC reports. A Wikipedia page on the company’s resorts indicates that several of the group’s hotel chains operate in Africa.

These are Sentido Hotels & Resorts, Cook’s Club, Aldiana Club Resorts, SunConnect Resorts and smartline Hotels.

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